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Wise King Solomon Chapter 11. David passes on the Kingdom David had a lot of military success and left his son with a large and prosperous kingdom David.

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1 Wise King Solomon Chapter 11

2 David passes on the Kingdom David had a lot of military success and left his son with a large and prosperous kingdom David gives Solomon his last instructions –Follow all of God’s commands –Follow the Mosaic law –If you do this you will succeed 1

3 Solomon requests wisdom 1 Kings 3:5-15 –God appeared to Solomon in a dream –God told Solomon he would give him anything he asked for –Solomon asked for wisdom to serve the people –v12 “I will give you a heart so wise…I will also give you riches and glory” 2

4 International empire Solomon creates an international empire He married Pharaoh’s daughter and thus allied himself with Egypt Solomon creates an international empire He married Pharaoh’s daughter and thus allied himself with Egypt 3

5 Solomon married the “world” Solomon made marriage alliances He married for political reasons to spread his reign He had 700 wives and 300 concubines In this way he extended the kingdom to the ends of the earth (the 4th feature) –He fulfills the promise of David but not in the right way Solomon made marriage alliances He married for political reasons to spread his reign He had 700 wives and 300 concubines In this way he extended the kingdom to the ends of the earth (the 4th feature) –He fulfills the promise of David but not in the right way 4

6 Solomon’s draws the nations When Solomon shares his wisdom with the world he is spreading the covenant He is drawing people to Jerusalem or Zion –This fulfills Is 2:3 (the 5th feature) All the nations are streaming toward Zion to be instructed in the ways 5

7 Queen of Sheba visits 1 Kings 10 –The queen came to pick Solomon’s brain –She wanted to test his wisdom –When she sees his palace and learns of his wisdom she begins to praise the God of Israel 1 Kings 10 –The queen came to pick Solomon’s brain –She wanted to test his wisdom –When she sees his palace and learns of his wisdom she begins to praise the God of Israel 6

8 Solomon builds the temple He built the architectural sign of God’s covenant –Fulfilled the 6th feature of the Davidic Covenant Solomon turned to King Hiram, King of Tyre for materials and craftsmen He built the architectural sign of God’s covenant –Fulfilled the 6th feature of the Davidic Covenant Solomon turned to King Hiram, King of Tyre for materials and craftsmen 7

9 Solomon builds the temple The Temple was built by Gentiles or foreigners –This shows the universality of the covenant –It drew Gentiles to Jerusalem just like Isaiah 2 promised (5th and 6th feature) Unlike the portable tabernacle, the Temple welcomed foreign worshippers –This fulfilled the covenant in that it called Gentiles to Jerusalem The Temple was built by Gentiles or foreigners –This shows the universality of the covenant –It drew Gentiles to Jerusalem just like Isaiah 2 promised (5th and 6th feature) Unlike the portable tabernacle, the Temple welcomed foreign worshippers –This fulfilled the covenant in that it called Gentiles to Jerusalem 8

10 Solomon prays Solomon dedicated the temple 1 Kings 8:21-43 –Solomon prayed for all the foreigners who would call upon God’s name –He prays that it will be a “house of prayer for all peoples” Solomon dedicated the temple 1 Kings 8:21-43 –Solomon prayed for all the foreigners who would call upon God’s name –He prays that it will be a “house of prayer for all peoples” 9

11 The Ark is moved Solomon has the Ark moved from the tent to the temple 1 Kings 8:19-11 –The glory of the Lord filled the house Solomon has the Ark moved from the tent to the temple 1 Kings 8:19-11 –The glory of the Lord filled the house 10

12 Solomon losing favor Just as Samuel had warned Israel, with a King comes oppression and high taxes He had to tax people to pay for the temple Thousands were forced to build the temple Solomon began losing favor because of the heavy taxing and forced labor Just as Samuel had warned Israel, with a King comes oppression and high taxes He had to tax people to pay for the temple Thousands were forced to build the temple Solomon began losing favor because of the heavy taxing and forced labor 11

13 Deuteronomic Laws Broken Solomon is not keeping the laws of Deuteronomy Deut 17: Must not multiply horses (military) 2.Don’t multiply wives 3.Don’t multiply silver and gold Solomon is not keeping the laws of Deuteronomy Deut 17: Must not multiply horses (military) 2.Don’t multiply wives 3.Don’t multiply silver and gold 12

14 Solomon breaks the law 1.1 Kings 10:26 –Solomon collected chariots –This is symbolic of multiplying military power –He had 1,400 chariots –12,000 charioteers 1.1 Kings 10:26 –Solomon collected chariots –This is symbolic of multiplying military power –He had 1,400 chariots –12,000 charioteers 13

15 Solomon breaks the law 2.1 Kings 11:3 Solomon multiplied his wives They caused his heart to turn away from God and toward their god’s He built temples to their god’s “Solomon’s heart had turned to strange god’s” - 1 kings 11:4 2.1 Kings 11:3 Solomon multiplied his wives They caused his heart to turn away from God and toward their god’s He built temples to their god’s “Solomon’s heart had turned to strange god’s” - 1 kings 11:4 14

16 Solomon breaks the law 3.1 kings 10:14 Solomon multiplies gold Solomon’s received each year 666 gold talents 3.1 kings 10:14 Solomon multiplies gold Solomon’s received each year 666 gold talents 15

17 17 Three- fold sin Eve: Genesis 3 Solomon: 1 Kings 11 Christ: Matthew 4 GreedTree good for food All the kingdoms LustPleasing to the eye Stones to bread Pride Gaining wisdom Jump off the temple

18 Solomon leads people away By building all the temples to his wives foreign god’s he begins to lead everyone away from the True God Israel’s kingdom will soon feel the pain of destruction 17


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